Bigger Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by crobbins, May 18, 2008.

  1. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I did a search in the forums and couldn't find anything with just quick browsing so I thought I would ask. Does anyone know if they make a bigger hdd that will work in the MacBook Air yet? The 80gb one is just about full..I have no qualms with opening it up if it means more space, I just can't seem to figure out if they make one that will actually work. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They don't make bigger HDDs. I'm sure Apple would offer it if they did. Maybe the 160GB? I don't think the 2-platter would work.
     
  3. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    i wonder how many grams they saved by going with the 1.8 inch drives over the 2.5 inch drives? it's a shame because the 2.5 inch form factor would open it open to so many user upgrades by third party SSD drives.
     
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    No, at the moment the 80 Gb is the largest single platter 1.8" drive that will fit into the MBA. There are plans for a 100 Gb one in the near future, but these kinds of hard drive are not easy to come by. As well, it's not the weight of a 2.5" hard drive that would be a problem, it's the size, it would have been too big to keep the dimensions of the Air, it is an ultra-portable after all.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its not the weight that restricts the use of the 2.5" drives, its the size and dimensions. a 2.5" drive is huge in comparison to the 1.8" ones that they're currently using.

    it IS a shame that they didn't make enough room/options for the 1.8" drives that are also available in devices like the iPod classic though.
     
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking forward to when larger 1.8 drives that fit the MBA. I know once I get my air and a new drive comes along, I'm upgrading mine to a faster rpm as well as space increase. I know from ifixit.com that the HD removal is very doable for the Air.
     
  7. crobbins thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the responses. I figured this was the case, but I thought I would ask around a little bit more.
     

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